The North West Golden Retriever Club is holding a Get Together and you are cordially invited to join us with your dog/s.

This will take place at Astley Park Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1XA (close to M61 and M6 motorways).

The event will comprise a lead walk around Astley Park where members and guests can exercise their dogs. For those who have not seen Astley Hall since the extensive restorations it is an opportunity to see the work which has been carried out to date.

We will meet at the car park next to Astley Hall (PR7 1XA), at 10.30am on Saturday 7th May 2022 for a walk of up to 3 miles. There is adequate parking on the car park.

We will pass Astley Hall, the lake with fountain, along paths and grass to the front facade passing the war memorial. We will proceed along the main approach and divert for a walk in the woods to Akhurst lodge. Passing the recently unearthed fountain, the bowling greens and tennis courts to the walled gardens and arriving at Cafe Ambro where light refreshments, hot/cold drinks and also lunches are available. There is also seating in the courtyard for those who prefer to sit outside possibly with their dogs. The cafe has become known for its good food. Some of the produce is grown in the walled gardens where a variety of old varieties of apple trees are grown.

You could also have a look around the walled gardens possibly before or after lunch.

Suitable clothing and stout shoes recommended.

Members/guests are responsible for their dogs, for respecting wildlife and the local by-laws which are signed. Please pick up after your dog and dispose in the bins provided. The club accepts no responsibility for members or their dogs.

To help us manage numbers, if you are interested in attending could you please let us know in advance by emailing NWGRC committee member John Trafford ( or phoning John on 07964081832.

We look forward to the pleasure of your company.

We’re pleased to be supporting Cranberry Ringcraft which is holding an event on Saturday, June 11th, covering ‘Requirements of a Dog Show Judge’ (am) and ‘Critique Writing’ (pm).

The sessions are open to future judges of all breeds and will be presented by KC accredited trainer Christina Chapman.

Please click on the link below to download a word document providing more details about the event (and the application form) which will be held at Coates Heath, Stafford.

Dates For Your Diary:

We are planning a series of events for NWGRC members this year and will keep you informed via the website and our FB page.

A date for your diary is Sunday, April 10th, when we will be holding our Championship Show at Sutton Leisure Centre. Details are available on Fosse Data. Judges are: Dogs – Melissa Loverock (Lovissa); Bitches – Mandy McDonald (Lamancha) and the Referee is Vicky Clarke-Gear (Ousevale).

Among the social events planned for this year (with dates to be finalised) are a spring walk around Astley Park, a gundog taster course, a fun day and a quiz.

Watch this space for more details.

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